Why should we hire you? How do you handle pressure? What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Why do people get nervous during job interviews when they’re asked questions like these? The answer is simple. People feel nervous because they know they’re being judged. They’re being judged on their personality, their body language, the logic behind their responses and the quality of their clothes. This is why extensive preparation before a job interview and the implementation of strategic answers is vital for your chances of success.
That’s where this eBook steps in. It provides you with a range of tools to analyze interview situations and prepare for them thoroughly. As well as that, it steps you through answering techniques and strategies that will help you land a potentially life changing job.
In the first chapter we investigate different types of job interviews, including individual, panel and non-traditional interviews that use technology to connect people who are not in the same physical space.
Next we consider the stages of the interview, including what to expect before, during and after the formal interview process.
In chapter three, we look at specific speaking strategies that can be used so that your answers sound professional, logical and intelligent. In fact, by implementing these strategies, you will find that your responses are transformed, from being ordinary clichés to powerful statements that leave a real impression on the interviewer.
In the fourth chapter we investigate the four core areas that you should focus on during the interview: employment experience, education, business skills and personal attributes.
We then look at ways to sharpen your vocabulary and language to give you a professional edge, as well as strategies you can use in job interviews if English is not your first language.
In chapter seven we analyse example questions and answers, as well as the key strategies that are used in the answers. This is particularly useful to help you get the feel of the flow of job interviews, and the types of phrases that interviewers expect to hear.
In chapter eight we list fifty common interview questions, arranged into biographical, behavioral and technical questions. We then conclude by looking at ways to prepare for the interview, as well as final checklists that make it clear what to remember and what to avoid during the heat of the job interview.
We wish you luck as you embark on your journey and hope that the information contained in this eBook helps you reach the next stage of your brilliant career.